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    It's said to be 2.5' to 3' in diameter. It was found in a lady's back yard.
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    Re: Can anyone identify this thing?

    Well I can't tell from the photo, but the first thing I would ask is whether it's attached to some kind of casing or pipe that extends deeper into the ground.

    If so, it can either be the lock to the gates of he!!, or perhaps just a shut-off valve plate to either an old gas or water line.

    I think I would gently dig around it with a hand-trowel (like used in the garden) and if it appears to be sitting atop some kind of pipe, then I'd call the local gas company for thier evaluation.

    I hope this helps,

    CWS

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    • #3
      Re: Can anyone identify this thing?

      Top to an old well casing?
      Buried garbage?
      anchor footing for swing set?

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      • #4
        Re: Can anyone identify this thing?

        anchor for a post as in light?

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        • #5
          Re: Can anyone identify this thing?

          It's either a flux capacitor or a fetzer valve.

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          • #6
            Re: Can anyone identify this thing?

            Looks like a hub for an old riding mower or tiller.

            I would shoot it with a shotgun and see what it does.

            If it blows up='s a gas thingy
            If water comes='s a water thingy
            If sparks fly='s an electrical thingy
            If nothing happens='s oh well it's just junk iron, but at least you had fun shooting the heck out of it
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            • #7
              Re: Can anyone identify this thing?

              Originally posted by cwsmith View Post
              well i can't tell from the photo, but the first thing i would ask is whether it's attached to some kind of casing or pipe that extends deeper into the ground.

              If so, it can either be the lock to the gates of he!!, or perhaps just a shut-off valve plate to either an old gas or water line.

              I think i would gently dig around it with a hand-trowel (like used in the garden) and if it appears to be sitting atop some kind of pipe, then i'd call the local gas company for thier evaluation.

              I hope this helps,

              cws
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              • #8
                Re: Can anyone identify this thing?

                it's bill2601 first version of the tool he's trying to get us to figure out what it does

                the new one is the smaller lighter improved version.




                rick.
                Last edited by PLUMBER RICK; 04-11-2011, 08:34 PM.
                phoebe it is

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                • #9
                  Re: Can anyone identify this thing?

                  Looks to me like an old 1930's pancake box for both knob and tube and BX wiring connections. I used to pull those out every now and then.

                  Edit:
                  It's the closest I can find.
                  http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3548/...d58ebd4a44.jpg

                  http://www.diychatroom.com/attachmen...215091954a.jpg
                  Last edited by tailgunner; 04-11-2011, 11:16 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Can anyone identify this thing?

                    Only a guess.

                    It is upside down. It is meant to be the base of a pedestal. For instance you could install what ever length pipe then mount a sign to it and bolt it down to the sidewalk.

                    Mark
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                    • #11
                      Re: Can anyone identify this thing?

                      Man, I was hoping Sue would show up to answer some of the questions.

                      She is the one that emailed it to me. I had another guy say it was for knob and tube. Along with:
                      Looks to me like an old 1930's pancake box for both knob and tube and BX wiring connections. I used to pull those out every now and then.
                      I have never seen one, but with the pics tailgunner sent along, it sure resembles one. However her measurements must be a bit off.
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